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by Named After Maddux
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 4115

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

FORMER Marlins exec Michael Hill should absolutely be on the shortest of short lists of Theo replacements. Maybe the one I'd say the Cubs should dump Theo for now. We already know he can work under meddlesome owners with sinister ulterior motives PTR is just gonna promote the leftovers up a spot so...
by Named After Maddux
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 4115

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Fallout from the Yankees losing again will be interesting. Immediate reaction is that you have to imagine they move on from Gary Sanchez this winter. I doubt they're a player for Willson, but I could see them on Realmuto, which would open up Contreras' market even more. And backfilling Willson's sp...
by Named After Maddux
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 4115

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

My current premise on the offseason would be to sign Rizzo to an extension, trade Willson, and tender the following: Bryant, Baez, Happ, Caratini, Tepera, and Rea. There would be a couple contact-oriented bats, and lots of cheap relievers (the market should be flooded) to see if they can pick up nex...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's HAPPening!
Replies: 167
Views: 26170

Re: It's HAPPening!

Sammy Sofa wrote:Blatant false advertising. We all know he'd just scalp a drifter for hair like that.

What do you think Restore is paying Happ for? He probably even forgoes a finder fee.
by Named After Maddux
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2020 Fall Instructs
Replies: 28
Views: 1724

Re: 2020 Fall Instructs

I figured this would be the case, but Brennen Davis mentioned he would be participating in Fall instructs. He did note he’d be starting a couple weeks late. I’m presuming that’s to just give him a break.
by Named After Maddux
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 886
Views: 130014

Re: #NotAllPitchers

Hard pass. On an extremely cheap 1 year deal, maybe. But there’s a lot of other FA SPs who won’t cost much I’d prefer over him. Hell I’d have more interest in bringing Q and/or Chatwood (depending on the severity of his injury/if he needs surgery) back on 1 year deals over him. I’m actually pretty ...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: South Bend Shuttle
Replies: 71
Views: 4506

Re: South Bend Shuttle

Post Count Padder wrote:We signed Patrick Wisdom and sent him to South Bend. Has hit well in the minors. Not terrible depth.

Also one of Dan Kantrovitz’s picks from his time with StL.
by Named After Maddux
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors
Replies: 156
Views: 6727

Re: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors

Mike Mayers could be a complementary move for the pen who would also help with lefties. He’s a RHP, but added a 90 mph cutter this year. He dropped his 4 seam usage from over 50% to 35% while throwing his cutter 15%. His numbers are actually remarkably similar to Ryan Tepera and for a likely cheap p...
by Named After Maddux
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class
Replies: 67
Views: 11161

Re: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class

Cristian Hernandez shared this photo on InstagramImage
by Named After Maddux
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors
Replies: 156
Views: 6727

Re: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors

What about Wilmer Flores? He's got a career .505 SLG/.227 IsoSLG/.824 OPS against LHP Yes he makes a lot of sense. The Giants are also out of it so a Flores/Tony Watson combo is one that can probably be had for a minimal return. I'm not Watson's biggest fan. Looks like his velocity is down a bit li...
by Named After Maddux
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Souza to IL, Hernan Perez Up
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Souza to IL, Hernan Perez Up

TomtheBombadil wrote:Wieck is probably out of the org this offseason,I imagine...Guess it depends on what the MiLs look like

Bryan Smith speculated that Wieck would keep his last option. If that’s the case, I’d bet they keep him around.
by Named After Maddux
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: South Bend Shuttle
Replies: 71
Views: 4506

Re: South Bend Shuttle

I know it doesn't mean too much, but the few times I watched Cotton pitch, he was getting lit up. Lot of hard contact. Cubs are no worse without him. Yeah Cotton’s stuff just didn’t look like it was playing up in the pen. Also I remember he was toying with a cutter in summer camp like a few of the ...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors
Replies: 156
Views: 6727

Re: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors

I’ve been wondering if Archie Bradley might be an available trade target. It’s too early to say the Diamondbacks are out of it, but they don’t have the easiest path to the playoffs. I don’t imagine they’re in sell mode, but maybe they’d be open to filling a hole on their own team. They have a .169/....
by Named After Maddux
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread
Replies: 429
Views: 75917

Re: On Bended Knee - The Rizzo Thread

Brian wrote:

I’m fully aware that it may not make complete baseball-sense for a long term contract, but I will be very disappointed if Anthony Rizzo wears a non-Cubs jersey the rest of his career.
by Named After Maddux
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 20349

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

https://twitter.com/jimcallismlb/status/1285710111533600769?s=21 They could’ve given Nwogu $190,880 more before hitting their 5% overage. I wonder if that was part of the delay compared to the other picks. At some point there was just too much money on the table for a deal to not happen (outside of...
by Named After Maddux
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Chicago Bulls 2019-2020
Replies: 369
Views: 33315

Re: Chicago Bulls 2019-2020

ESPN broke down the inside details from the 2010 FA saga better than I’ve seen before. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/29375065/the-decision-high-stakes-maneuvers-lebron-james-dwyane-wade-chris-bosh?platform=amp&__twitter_impression=true Clearly the 4 Finals appearances and 2 titles means t...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 20349

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

TomtheBombadil wrote:Callis mentioned Little as a guy other teams could target in a trade immediately

Did he say this on the MLB Pipeline podcast? Would Luke Little be eligible to be traded? I thought they moved the eligibility date to the day after the World Series ended for recent draft picks. That’s interesting.
by Named After Maddux
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 20349

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread



Ben Hernandez signed for pick 51 slot value. There’s a lot of factors involved in that, but I wonder if 51 was Hernandez’s relative floor provided someone like Jared Jones wasn’t available.
by Named After Maddux
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 20349

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread



I like the pick for slot value if that ends up being the case. I wonder what Moreno’s number is. He made comments that he is planning to sign so I imagine the Cubs are confident they have everyone’s number somewhat locked in.
by Named After Maddux
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July
Replies: 211
Views: 16868

Re: 80 game season with expanded playoffs, starting in July

by Named After Maddux
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class
Replies: 67
Views: 11161

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2020-2021



I can't say I trust MLB to intelligently run an international draft, but I feel like we hear reports similar to this every year (or close to it) and something has to change.
by Named After Maddux
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 20349

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Alec Burlson was rumored by BA to be connected to the Cubs, but he was drafted by StL in the supplemental 2nd round. He signed with the Cardinals for approx Cubs 3rd round slot value ($678,600). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Quite happy that it played out that way. Nwogu is a much more interes...
by Named After Maddux
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 20349

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Alec Burlson was rumored by BA to be connected to the Cubs, but he was drafted by StL in the supplemental 2nd round. He signed with the Cardinals for approx Cubs 3rd round slot value ($678,600).


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by Named After Maddux
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 336
Views: 20349

Re: 2020 MLB Actual Draft Day(s) Thread

Beesley to Cubs per the BA tracker.


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